Ruslan Malinovskyi

Ruslan Volodymyrovych Malinovskyi (Ukrainian: Руслан Володимирович Маліновський, born 4 May 1993) is an Ukrainian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Atalanta in Serie A. Malinovskyi is a set piece specialist as well as possessing an incredibly powerful and accurate shot with either foot.[2]

Ruslan Malinovskyi
Руслан Маліновський.jpg
Malinovskyi in November 2015
Personal information
Full name Ruslan Volodymyrovych Malinovskyi
Date of birth (1993-05-04) 4 May 1993 (age 27)
Place of birth Zhytomyr, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atalanta
Number 18
Youth career
2000–2005 Polissya Zhytomyr
2006–2010 Shakhtar Donetsk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2017 Shakhtar Donetsk 0 (0)
2011–2012Shakhtar-3 Donetsk 39 (10)
2012–2013Sevastopol (loan) 16 (1)
2013Sevastopol-2 (loan) 2 (1)
2014–2015Zorya Luhansk (loan) 44 (7)
2015–2017Genk (loan) 33 (5)
2017–2019 Genk 74 (18)
2019– Atalanta 34 (8)
National team
2011–2012 Ukraine U19 6 (1)
2013–2014 Ukraine U21 19 (2)
2015– Ukraine 27 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:05, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2019

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Malinovskyi is a product of the FC Polissya Zhytomyr youth sportive school system. His first trainer was Serhiy Zavalko.[3]

Malinovskyi was a member of Ukrainian national under-19 football team. From 1 September 2012 he is playing on loan for FC Sevastopol. On loan contract was signed for 1.5 years.[4]

Shakhtar DonetskEdit

From 2011, Malinovskyi was a player of FC Shakhtar Donetsk who sent him on loan to different clubs. He began to play for Shakhtar-3 from 2010 to 2012 playing 39 matches and scored 10 goals. He did not make an appearance for Shaktar's first team.

Loan to SevastopolEdit

Malinovskyi played for FC Sevastopol in the 2012–13 season making 16 appearances and scoring one goal. Also, in 2013 he played for the farm club of the team, FC Sevastopol 2. There he scored 1 goal in 4 matches. In 2014, due to the Russian occupation of the Crimean peninsula, FC Sevastopol was disbanded, and a new club was created on its base.

Loan to Zorya LuhanskEdit

In 2014, Malinovsky went on loan to FC Zorya Luhansk where he became a main player in the team. He was recognized as the best young player in Ukraine. He scored goals not only in the Ukrainian Premier League, but also twice in the UEFA Europa League against Belgian club R. Charleroi S.C.

Loan to GenkEdit

On 1 January 2016, it was officially announced that Malinovskyi would be loaned to Belgian side K.R.C. Genk until the end of the season. He debuted for the club in the Belgian Cup semi-final against Standard Liège and spent 72 minutes on the field. Altogether, during the loan at the Belgian club, Malinovskyi played 41 games in all tournaments, in which he scored 13 goals and made 8 assists.

GenkEdit

On 29 May 2017, it was announced that Genk had redeemed Malinovsky's contract from Shakhtar. The Belgian club and the player signed the contract for four years.

AtalantaEdit

On 16 July 2019, Malinovskyi signed for Atalanta for €13.7 million.[5] On 22 October 2019, he scored his first goal for Atalanta in the Champions League game against Manchester City.[6] Malinovskyi became player of the month October by the votes of Atalanta supporters.[7] On 7 December 2019, Malinovskyi scored his first goal in Serie A in a match against Hellas Verona.[8][9] On June 24 2020, Malinovskyi scored a sensational strike in a 3–2 comeback win against Lazio.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 1 August 2020[11]
Club Season League Cup Champions
League
Europa
League
Super Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Shakhtar-3 Donetsk 2010–11 Ukrainian Second League 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
2011–12 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 4
2012–13 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5
Total 39 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 10
Sevastopol-2 2012–13 Ukrainian Second League 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Sevastopol 2012–13 Ukrainian First League 16 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
2013–14 Ukrainian Premier League 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 16 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 1
Zorya Luhansk 2013–14 Ukrainian Premier League 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
2014–15 23 1 5 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 32 3
2015–16 13 3 3 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 20 7
Total 44 7 8 0 0 0 8 6 0 0 60 13
Genk 2015–16 Belgian First Division A 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2016–17 20 5 2 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 27 7
2017–18 37 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 7
2018–19 37 13 1 0 0 0 13 3 0 0 51 16
Total 107 23 10 3 0 0 18 4 0 0 135 30
Atalanta 2019–20 Serie A 34 8 1 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 43 9
Total 34 8 1 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 43 9
Career total 242 50 22 3 8 1 26 10 0 0 298 64

InternationalEdit

As of 17 November 2019[12]
Ukraine
Year Apps Goals
2015 3 0
2016 0 0
2017 5 0
2018 10 2
2019 9 3
Total 27 5

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Ukraine's goal tally first.[13]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 October 2018 Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy   Italy 1–1 1–1 Friendly
2. 16 October 2018 Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine   Czech Republic 1–0 1–0 2018–19 UEFA Nations League B
3. 7 September 2019 LFF Stadium, Vilnius, Lithuania   Lithuania 3–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
4. 11 October 2019 Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine   Lithuania 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
5. 2–0

HonorsEdit

Sevastopol

Genk

Ukraine U21

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.atalanta.it/personaggi/ruslan-malinovskyi
  2. ^ Futbolgrad (18 July 2019). "Ruslan Malinovskyi - Who is Atalanta's Ukrainian Midfielder?". Futbolgrad. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  3. ^ Перший тренер Маліновського: "Після першого тренування попросив у Руслана свідоцтво про народження" (in Ukrainian). footboom.com. 17 May 2017.
  4. ^ Официально. Руслан Малиновский – игрок ФК «Севастополь» (in Russian). Official FC Sevastopol Site. 16 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Ruslan Malinovskyi è dell'Atalanta" [Atalanta got Ruslan Malinovskyi]. www.atalanta.it (in Italian). Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  6. ^ Stadium, Richard Jolly at the Etihad (22 October 2019). "Sterling hat-trick helps 10-man Manchester City thrash Atalanta 5-1". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  7. ^ B.C, Atalanta (1 November 2019). "Man of the Month Ottobre by #ItalianOptic La Finale #GoAtalantaGo". @Atalanta_BC. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Gran gol di Malinovskyi prima del 45': Atalanta-Verona è 1-1 - TUTTOmercatoWEB.com". www.tuttomercatoweb.com (in Italian). Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Le pagelle contro l'Hellas Verona: top Djimsiti, Papu e Malinovskyi « Bergamo e Sport". www.bergamoesport.it (in Italian). Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Serie A: Atalanta fight back from two goals down to beat Lazio; Inter Milan's title hopes diminish after draw against Sassuolo - Sports News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 25 June 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Ukraine - R. Malinovskiy - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Ruslan Malinovskyi - national football team player". eu-football.info. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Malinovskyi, Ruslan". National Football Teams. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  14. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesc/cis2014.html

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